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    July 19, 2011
    12:00 - 12:30pm EDT  

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hello, i'm j.c. hayward. thanks for being with us. british politicians grill rupert murdoch and his son, james, at a parliamentary hearing in london. lawmakers want answers about
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the phone hacking scandal that has shaken murdoch's media empire. charlie d'agata has more now from london. >> media giant rupert murdoch faced british lawmakers to defend his family, his reputation and his billion dollar global empire. >> this is the most tearable day of my life. >> his son, james, apologized for phone hacking at his family's "news of the world" newspaper. >> a great regret of mine, my father's and everyone at the news corporation. >> reporter: politicians fired questions at the murdochs all on live tv. >> do you expect ultimately you're responsible for that whole fiasco? >> no. >> are you not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> murdoch employees are accused of tapping voice mails of murder victims, politicians, even 9-11 victims. >> we've seen no evidence of that at all and as far as we
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know, the fbi hasn't done it. >> the murdochs are walking a tightrope here, giving lawmakers the information they're looking for without incriminating themselves and lying to lawmakers is a crime in itself. former news of the world editor rebecca brooks, will also take the hot seat and choose her words carefully. she's already under police investigation. >> absolutely no reason -- >> reporter: a separate committee grilled the former chief of police who resigned because of allegations police took bribes from murdoch reporters. he revealed 10 of the 45 press officers in his department used to work for murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid. charlie d'agata, london. british police are still waiting for autopsy results on the news of the world whistle blower found dead in his home yesterday. authorities say sean horr's death is unexplained but not suspicious. and moments ago at the hearing,
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a protestor rushed at rupert murdoch from the gallery. murdoch's wife jumped to defend her husband. the hearing was abruptly halted and what happened is still being sorted out. we do know a man has been detained and he reportedly had some sort of white foam on his face. we'll bring you more information when we get it. some big names are lining up against redskins owner dan snyder and his lawsuit against the washington city paper. among them, channel 9, the aclu, politico.com and npr. they want a judge to toss out the lawsuit as frivolous. snyder is suing the city paper and writer dan mckenna. he claims the paper libeled him, writing malicious things about him and believed the comments were anti-semitic. the city paper sits by mckenna and his article. brett haber has ask snyder for
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a one-on-one interview to talk about this suit. snyder has declined. the montgomery county council is expected to cast its final vote today to give the police chief more power without having to enter collective bargaining with the police union. the fraternal order of police contends the bill erodes protections for the officers. however, the measure would not affect the union's bargaining rights over wages or benefits. the montgomery county police involved in this crash may have some explaining to do. the accident shut down colesville road in silver spring for nearly 12 hours. authorities say that the officer was heading south on colesville road, lost control, crossed the median and collided with a car in the northbound lane. the collision caused major delays and detours for this morning's rush hour. the reason they collided is because both tried to occupy
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the same space at the same time. so, as far as why and cause and anything like that, it is too early. it is all under investigation. >> the officer and the two people inside the car suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. there is a new problem for d.c. mayor vincent gray's election campaign. "the washington post" reports its review of city records shows that gray's campaign workers improperly exchanged cash donations for money orders. there is a higher maximum donation amount for money orders than for cash. legally, a contributor can choose what kind of donation they make but the candidates's campaign staff is not allowed to change it. turning our attention now to the debt limit debate. the tea party will have its say today as the house votes on its debt package. but that may be as far as the
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proposal gets. it is the latest effort from lawmakers looking for a compromise on a way to increase the nation's debt limit with a deadline now exactly two weeks away. danielle nottingham reports on capitol hill. >> reporter: house lawmakers vote today on a tea party plan to raise the debt limit. it is called cut, cap and balance. the proposal cuts federal spending back to 2004 levels, caps it there and adds a constitutional amendment requiring the government to balance its budget every year. >> what we get are real cuts in spending and real reforms in place that will make sure that this problem never, ever happens again. >> reporter: the plan is expected to pass in the house but is expected to fail in the senate. >> it is about scoring political points. >> white house officials promise president obama will veto the bill if it ever reaches his desk. the next step may be a bipartisan plan that gives the
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president the power to raise the debt ceiling on his own. senate majority leader harry reid and minority leader senator mitch mcconnell are working together on that proposal. it calls on the president to lay out spending cuts equal to the amount he raises the debt limit and it gives lawmakers the power to block him. >> just a few months ago, the president's primary goal was to raise the debt limit without any spending cuts or long-term fiscal reforms at all. no one, not even the president, can claim to support the status quo anymore. >> reporter: senators will be working every day, including weekends, until lawmakers strike a debt deal. if they don't pass a plan by august 2nd, the government could find itself unable to pay its bills. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. the bill the senate is putting together would establish a commission of lawmakers. they would be responsible for proposing more spending cuts and reforms for congress to vote on before the end of this
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year. you can ask just about anyone and they will have an opinion on this debate. one common thread, a lot of us do not like how either side is handling this issue. that's according to a poll that came out today from our partners at "usa today." half of those surveyed by "usa today" and gallup say president obama and congress are doing a worse job than their predecessors at dealing with the nation's problem. four in ten call it the worst situation they have seen. at least 2/3 accuse congressional republicans and democrats of putting their own political interests ahead of the country's best interests. a former clinton administration lawyer has become the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge. jay paul oetken will become a federal judge in manhattan once
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president obama gives his approval. the senate voted 80-13 to confirm the appointment. still to come when 9news now continues, the space shuttle "atlantis" is homeward bound. coming up, find out what the crew left behind on the international space station. and as if directing hundreds of commercial planes isn't dangerous enough, an air- traffic controller is in trouble after failing a drug and alcohol test. we'll have details when we come back.
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we have breaking news from fairfax. the fbi has arrested a man accused of being a spy for pakistan. he is accused of getting money from pakistan's spy agency and using it to lobby for the pakistani government inside the united states. fey is the executive director of the kashmiri american foundation. we'll have more information on this story coming up on 9news now beginning at 5:00. it is another black eye for the nation's air-traffic controllers. this time, officials have removed a controller in denver, colorado, who may have been impaired on the job. sandra hughes has more now from los angeles. >> reporter: the controller at
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denver air route traffic control center was sent home after failing a drug and alcohol test. about midway through his shift on july 5th, the worker was randomly test and removed from duty when results came back positive. he was directing live air traffic at the time. officials at the federal aviation administration have not disclosed what his blood alcohol level was. the legal limit is .04, half the limit for drivers. the denver control center is responsible for conducting traffic over nearly 300,000 square miles in nine states. the head of the air-traffic controllers released this statement. we take our responsibility of ensuring aviation safety very seriously. that includes acting professionally in all that we do. thus, this incident is deeply troublening. so far this year, at least nine air-traffic controllers have been investigated for various transgressions including sleeping on the job. the denver worker is reportedly a former union rep and a
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veteran air-traffic controller. there were no problems or incidents with the airplanes he was directing when he was removed from duty but if officials confirm he was impaired, then he will almost certainly lose his job. sandra hughes, cbs news. last week, the faa reached an agreement with the controller's union on changing fatigue regulations. coming up next, howard and the hot forecast! >> hot already, j.c. we're 90 degrees at noon here at reagan national and washington, d.c.! hazy sunshine. humidity is way up. allergy count came in. the grass pollen, that is still moderate. everything else is low. we'll talk about the threat for storms today and more heat, even more heat than this coming for the rest of the week. 9news now at noon returns in just a moment.
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a short time ago, the british parliament hearing into the phone hacking scandal resumed. it stopped shortly before noon after a man approached news corp. rupert murdoch and appeared to splatter him with a white foam. several people including murdoch's wife, tried to stop the man. police were able to handcuff the suspect. murdoch was not injured. greek taxi drivers are on strike for a second day. they're protesting government moves to relax rules on issuing licenses. greece is in the middle of a debt crisis and it is badly in need of tourism revenues. officials believe that more
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taxis would help fuel the economy. a u.s. park police officer is being investigated after he twice used a taser on a pedicab operator. this happened friday afternoon outside the air and space museum. pedicabs are not allowed on the mall. the officer told four pedicabs, parked in the crosswalk, that they had to move. three of them left but one driver supposedly became confrontational. things got heated. there was a scuffle. and the officer tased the pedicabdriver. it is standard procedure for the park police to investigate any incident in which force is used. pepco says it needs more leeway to trim trees on private property. in order to maintain service. but montgomery county officials say not so fast! council members took pepco to task at a board meeting yesterday. they say that pepco is too
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aggressive in trimming dead and overgrown trees on private property. pepco says it needs to do that in order to prevent major outages during storms. well, the space shuttle "atlantis" undocked from the international space station. it is on its final trip home. the crew left behind a year's worth of supplies and the u.s. flag that flew on the first shuttle mission back in 1981. atlantis is due back around 6:00 a.m. thursday morning. it will join "discovery" and "endeavour" in retirement. all three will become museum displays. all right. >> i know, you saw it. >> it was a neat, neat day. weatherwise, nothing neat about this. it is hot, sticky, steamy. a few hundred degree days on the seven-day forecast. we had 102 back to back july 6th and 7th of 2010. we've done it before. the record by the way is four
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consecutive 100 degree days and that goes back to 1930. dust bowl years. we have a long way to go before we'll get there. let's talk about today though. it is hot, sticky, very humid and we've got the threat for some thunderstorms spotty here and there this afternoon. we'll head up toward the mid- 90s, maybe 94, 95 with some sunshine. winds northwesterly for the most part about 5 to 10 miles per hour. even at 7:00, 92. 9:00, 88. if you would like to get outside, go for a jog or take the dog for a walk, it might be a short one. my dog gets outside, ten minutes later, she's pulling me back inside the house. this morning, we had thunderstorms. you can see how they came down. mainly from pennsylvania and west virginia, had some isolated showers pop up, moved across the metro here. howard, montgomery, prince george's county, fell apart as they approached upper marlboro. we're left with hazy sunshine. don't discount the 90 at reagan
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national or leesburg or gaithersburg at 88. hagerstown at 90. 88 in fredericksburg. 89 on the bay and ioneseton is at 90. humidity, heat index values at 100 in fredericksburg. 97 in pax river. 95 in hagerstown. gaithersburg, here in d.c., feels more like 98 degrees on that heat index with a natural temperature of 90. we don't have any wind being reported. that's not helping either. need some breeze, blow this around. mix it up. maybe feel a little bit better. the heat is not a problem for us. look in the middle of the country. all of the areas in dark from north dakota through eastern oklahoma, back through minneapolis and toward kalamazoo. the orange, those are heat advisories, you notice philadelphia, heat advisory for this afternoon. by the time we get to thursday, friday and possibly saturday, we'll have at least heat advisories. you can see the midday temperatures running toward 91
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in chicago. that's 11:00 local time. same with dallas at 91. we're sitting at 90 degrees. the ridge of high pressure right here is responsible for the hot weather. that's going to expand east. north and east of that, we've got storms firing on the outside. speaking of storms, this is tropical storm bret in the atlantic north of the bahamas. 50-mile-per-hour winds pulling away. for us this afternoon, we'll see what pops because the first batch of storms missed us. but our computer model showing we're going to pop some showers and storms around the region as we go through the afternoon. they'll diminish overnight. tomorrow with the heat, humidity, we'll fire them up one more time. here is the forecast then. today, 94. tomorrow, 94 with scattered showers and storms in spots. thursday though, isolated storms at worst. we'll be hotter. maybe 100 degrees on thursday. then friday and saturday, look really hot also. friday, potentially the hottest day in the low 100s. sunday and monday, back down
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toward 90. we'll be right back. going to the kitchen.
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hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. my chef today is a maryland native and he loves italian na. of course he does. he's the executive chef at the viviana in downtown washington at 12th and h streets. near penn center. metro center. penn quarter. and have i told you that i love lamb chops? i love lamb chops! my favorite. that's what he's fixing today. >> one of my favorites, too. this is a border springs lamb.
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local lamb from patrick county, virginia. right on the border of north carolina and virginia. greg rogers is the shepherd there. we're going to marinate them. you can cut these into single chops or cut them into doubles. i like the doubles because they seem to be -- give you a little more meat than one. if you're having a cocktail party, you can cut them down. >> what do you marinate them with? >> lemon zest. we'll take a vegetable peeler and run it down. >> lemon zest. i've never put lemon on my lamb chops. that's different. >> lemon zest. we have some oregano. we'll break it up to let the oils out. >> we'll do some black pepper. and white wine. now, you want to do this about six hours ahead of time. >> put it in the refrigerator. >> overnight is even better. most important thing is it sits at room temperature. >> no, you can put it in the refrigerator overnight but let it come up to room temperature
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before you put it on the grill. they cook evenly. >> the recipe is on our web site at wusa9.com. mm-hmm! pretty soon, there will be another web site i'm going to tell you about. j.c.hayward.com. right now, wusa9.com. and you've already started grilling some. >> then when you go to light the grill, take it out of the refrigerator, come up to room temperature so when the coals are ready, you're ready to go on the grill. grill it lightly. finish it with a little lemon juice. we have some cherry tomatoes with some olive oil and oregano, arugula pesto with pine nuts. >> what else? >> olive oil and a little bit of garlic. >> that's it. >> wow, that looks good. >> put some of these over the top. >> so, when you go to viviana, ask for nick steph nelly, the executive chef. he'll come out and say something nice to you, i'm sure. look at that. isn't that gorgeous? i asked him earlier -- that's
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beautiful. it smells so good. you ever cut your fing summer what did you tell me? >> once on my ring finger. 11 stitches. >> i couldn't believe it. come visit nick at viviana's. >> thanks for having me. >> he's so cute, too! come back and visit us at 5:00. thank you. thank you, nick. >> you're welcome.
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